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Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

States ease graduation requirements as coronavirus closures extend

March 31, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered school buildings across the nation at unprecedented speed, with nearly all states closed through April and a handful extending closures through the end of the academic year. For high schools, the rapidly changing situation has […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning, News

Educators ‘scrambling’ to continue special ed services as nearly all states close schools

March 23, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Extended school closures are becoming the norm as the novel coronavirus spreads and districts are moving to put in place equitable remote learning systems as a result. But how those systems will ensure a free and appropriate public education for […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

FCC waives E-rate gift rules as coronavirus closures highlight remote learning inequity

March 20, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Prolonged school closures related to coronavirus are now the reality nationwide. While many districts — particularly those with more affluent student populations — may have had infrastructure, devices and plans in place for remote learning, the truth is that great […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

Is Algebra Really Necessary?

March 10, 2020

Via: Ed Surge

Education reformers often bemoan that schools never shed programs that are no longer needed or effective. New school initiatives are consequently layered on top of past practices, which means schools become overburdened and educators struggle to implement new ideas—all of […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Study: Classroom segregation persists in many integrated schools

March 5, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Desegregating schools is a tricky task, but the best source for a solution may be the ultimate stakeholders: the students. Faced with similar issues in 2019, a group of 500 teenagers in Trenton, New Jersey, got together to tackle segregation […]


Education Tech

5 critical steps to securing modern school networks

February 28, 2020

Via: Education Dive

After over 30 years in IT, change is the only constant. I love that this job brings with it constant opportunities for me to learn and grow. Unfortunately, if you are like me, the past several years have seen an […]


News

Education Is the New Healthcare, and Other Trends Shaping Edtech Investing

February 28, 2020

Via: Ed Surge

Private equity and venture funds have invested record sums into the global education sector—$30 billion in the past five years across K-12 and workplace learning. Since 2017, investment has accelerated with $14 billion allocated, according to research firm HolonIQ. Despite […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

House ed chair Scott refocusing attention on Rebuild America’s Schools Act

February 26, 2020

Via: Education Dive

In 2016, a State of Schools report found the United States would have to spend an additional $46 billion per year on school construction and maintenance to close the spending gap on school facilities. Two years prior, in 2014, the […]


News

School history lesson compares Trump to Nazis, communists

February 24, 2020

Via: Education Week

Republican lawmakers in Maryland are criticizing a history lesson at a public high school near Baltimore that compared President Donald Trump with Nazis and communists. A slide used in an Advanced Placement history class at Loch Raven High School in […]


News

Special needs students often pay price in efforts to strengthen school safety

February 24, 2020

Via: Education Dive

It was nearing 8:30 p.m. on October 24 when Jessica Davis called the police, searching for her missing teenage son. “They had no answers for me,” Davis said. After multiple calls to the school and the police department, she only […]